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Gastronomic Restaurant

Jardin Secret

In the castle’s courtyard, in a green cradle of vines and rose bushes, the restaurant Jardin Secret offers creative and refined cuisine with vegetables and edible plants from the garden.


Chef Nicolas Gaulandeau highlights the products of his native region, the Richelais, while respecting and preserving their true taste. He proposes an innovative cuisine inspired by the Rivau gardens and the Touraine nature.


In addition, in the Rivau’s vegetable garden, we cultivate with love old and indigenous vegetables to the Centre Val de Loire region. Recently, a garden of wild edible plants has been added to add new flavours. The restaurant’s atmosphere is intimate as there are only 20 covers, allowing you to enjoy the castle with a magical and memorable meal.


Please note that if you wish to visit the gardens and the castle before or after your meal, we will ask you to pay the entrance fee. You will benefit from the reduced rate of €5.50 per adult and free per child. Please note that for security reasons, it is not possible to walk in the gardens after dinner.

Book your table

For reservations of 5 or more people, please contact the restaurant.

If you wish to order the Dégustation Menu, please specify this when making your reservation, at least 48 hours in advance.

Contact : 06 59 06 86 33 or

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Practical informations

Our gastronomic restaurant is located 15 minutes from Chinon and 45 minutes from Tours, Saumur and Poitiers.


Our menus :
Menu with two choices (amuse bouche, starter, main course, dessert) : from 55 €.
Menu Dégustation (amuse bouche + 6 courses) : 85 € (on reservation, at least 48h before)
For children under 12 years old, we propose a formula with a dish and a dessert for 25 €.
For vegetarians, the chef will prepare a vegetarian menu.


Reservation required
Open from Monday evening to Sunday evening inclusive
Service from 12pm to 3pm (last order at 1.30pm) and from 7pm to 9.45pm


The visit of the Château du Rivau and its fairy tale gardens is possible. We thank you for paying the entrance fee if you wish to visit them between 1 April and 12 November 2023. You will benefit from a reduced rate of €5.50 per adult and free per child. For dinner reservations, the entrance fee is not required as the castle closes at 7pm. Please note: for security reasons, it is not possible to walk in the gardens after dinner.

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